With coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the U.S., there is an increased focus on maintaining a healthy immune system. For people with HIV, and other chronic conditions, this is especially important.

Staying Healthy: HIV & COVID-19

A weakened immune system can make you more vulnerable if you become ill, including with COVID-19. Ongoing care and treatment keeps HIV suppressed and the immune system working as it is supposed to be.

Left untreated, HIV attacks the body’s immune system, specifically CD4 cells, which fight off infections. Antiretrovirals keep HIV in check to keep you healthy. Learn more about staying healthy with HIV during COVID-19.

For those at risk of HIV, PrEP is highly effective at protecting against getting HIV.

Many also have questions about what the new coronavirus means for people living with HIV. Greater Than AIDS has compiled resources to help.

FAQs: HIV and COVID-19

Get answers about COVID-19 and HIV, as well as the latest information about the new coronavirus, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Getting Care

If you don’t have insurance, or are underinsured, there are options. The Ryan White program provides HIV medical care and treatment for those who need help.

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Staying Connected

Staying socially connected, while physically distant, is important. For times when you need more help, free mental health resources are available via phone and web.

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Staying Healthy with HIV

With the urgent COVID-19 public health emergency, there is an increased focus on maintaining a healthy immune system. For people living with HIV, as well as other chronic health conditions, staying as healthy as possible is more important than ever.

Watch these real stories of individuals sharing how they navigate getting care and keeping up with their treatment.

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Stay Connected, Stay Informed

Greater Than AIDS has downloadable social media / web graphics to support your outreach on COVID-19, including messaging for people living with HIV. Help get out the word.

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